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Re^9: Windows / Linux puzzlerby syphilis (Bishop)
|on Mar 27, 2020 at 07:11 UTC||Need Help??|
Interesting - thanks for persisting.
When I revert to an older Strawberry Perl that wasn't built with -D__USE_MINGW_ANSI_STDIO (5.24.1 / MSWin32-x64-multi-thread) I get the same as on Ubuntu:
I don't think that there's a lot of significance in the output of '%.20g' formatting of doubles.
As you're probably aware, both 0.10000000000000001 and 0.10000000000000000555 will assign to the same double anyway.
Both a 20-decimal-digit value, and that same value rounded to 17 decimal digits, will assign to the same double (unless something is buggy).
If the intention of "%.20g" formatting of 0.1 is to get the closest 20-decimal digit approximation to the double 0.1, then the latter is correct, and the former (ie the value consistently provided by Ubuntu) is incorrect:
Perhaps Linux has some catching up to do.
Even VC++ 2017 and later are "getting it right". On perl-5.30.0, MSWin32-x64-multi-thread, built with VC++ 2019:
I'm not exactly sure when VC++ started "getting it right". I know it was some time after VC++ 2010.